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Friday, February 15, 2019
The Lady Hodags officially wrapped up a share of the first girls' basketball conference title in program history Monday, cruising past the Northland Pines Eagles 79-35 at the NPHS Fieldhouse in Eagle River.


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Former finance chair sounds alarm on city spending
Photos by Jamie Taylor/River NewsAlderpersons Dawn Rog and George Kirby are pictured at the Feb. 11, 2019 Common Council meeting at Rhinelander City Hall. The two have raised concerns about  city spending since the finance, wage and salary committee was suspended Jan. 1.
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Alderpersons Dawn Rog and George Kirby are pictured at the Feb. 11, 2019 Common Council meeting at Rhinelander City Hall. The two have raised concerns about city spending since the finance, wage and salary committee was suspended Jan. 1.
As controversy continues to swirl over Rhinelander city administrator Daniel Guild's purchase of new office furniture, the former chair of the city's finance, wage and salary committee spent almost an hour Monday evening urging her colleagues on the Common Council to more closely scrutinize bills and invoices. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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News
Maney named next district administrator at Three Lakes School District
The Three Lakes School Board has announced that Theresa "Teri" Maney has accepted a conditional offer to become the next district administrator of the Three Lakes School District. Maney is currently the director of instruction for the School District of Rhinelander. She will take responsibilities at Three Lakes in July 2019 after current district administrator Dr. George Karling officially retires, according to a TLSD press release. (Subscriber access)

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Doctor requests return of bail money in toddler death case
A former Rhinelander physician whose former wife was convicted last fall of causing the death of his toddler son has filed a motion in Oneida County Circuit Court seeking the return of bail money he posted for his then-spouse when she was first charged with reckless homicide. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Police: Reported hostage situation was fabricated
A woman is facing charges after she allegedly fabricated a hostage situation at a Rhinelander hotel Tuesday evening. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Lussier files second request for appeal of murder conviction
One of the defendants convicted of murder last August in Iron County and sentenced to life in prison has filed a second request to appeal his conviction. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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GOP, Evers offer dueling tax-cut plans
As the season's budget debate gears up, both Democrats and Republicans say they want to cut taxes for the middle class, but the parties are sharply divided on how they want to achieve that objective. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Regional Opportunity Zone Summit Feb. 21 at Lake of the Torches Convention Center
LDF Business Development Corp. and Vilas County Economic Development Corp. are co-hosting a slate of economic development experts on Feb. 21 at Lake of the Torches Convention Center. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Police: Reported hostage situation was fabricated
A woman is facing charges after she allegedly fabricated a hostage situation at a Rhinelander hotel Tuesday evening.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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Community
RHS drama department announces spring production of 'The Secret Garden'
A literary classic will be brought to life this spring when the School District of Rhinelander Drama Department presents "The Secret Garden," Thursday, Feb. 28 through Sunday March 3. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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'Legacy Leadership: Excellence in Supervision' April 18 at Nicolet
Robert F. Kappelman will present "Legacy Leadership: Excellence in Supervision" at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 18 at Nicolet College Northwoods Center Rooms 207, 208, and 209. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Town of Newbold recognizes Malcolm Schiffmann - 40 years of service!
The close of 2018 marked 40 years Newbold road crew worker Malcolm Schiffmann has served the citizens of the town. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Committee accepting applications for five positions on Nicolet board
The Nicolet College District Board Appointment Committee is accepting applications to fill five seats on the college's nine-member Board of Trustees. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Trees for Tomorrow to celebrate 75th anniversary with gala fundraiser
Trees for Tomorrow will celebrate a major milestone later this month. On Feb. 22, the Eagle River natural resource specialty school, and nonprofit organization, will celebrate 75 years of educating Northwoods residents and visitors about the natural world around them. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Charter NEX celebrates year of safety
The Rhinelander Charter NEX Films plant went the entire calendar year of 2018 injury free. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Enchanted Doll Club to hold February meeting
The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 in the Eagle Room of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Opinions
Reader questions administrator's spending
To the Editor:

I have never worked in the public sector, i.e. government. For over 23 years I have had a career with an expense account.


Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Writer explains Super PACs
To the Editor:

Do you know what Super PACs are? (subscriber access)


Saturday, February 9, 2019
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Reader appalled by New York's Reproductive Health Act
To the Editor:

The line between good and evil has been crossed. (subscriber access)


Saturday, February 9, 2019
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Cole moves quickly to radicalize DNR
In late December, we warned that the selection of Preston Cole to run the state Department of Natural Resources was dangerous, not least because we believed Cole would attempt to remake the agency into one much like the DNR under former Gov. Jim Doyle - an agency whose bureaucrats and field staff pretty much terrorized citizens statewide.

Thursday, February 7, 2019
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Random Act of Kindness Week is Feb. 17
To the Editor:

I read a quote a few weeks ago and it was, "Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others."


Thursday, February 7, 2019
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Your Right to Know: Obey law on public employee records
The behavior of public employees on the job is subject to public scrutiny in nearly every circumstance under Wisconsin law. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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Rhinelander residents support children in need
I am writing to thank Rhinelander residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. (Subscriber access)

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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Sports
Hodag swimmers seek to break 25-year championship drought at state
Tthe Rhinelander High School boys' swim team will be gunning for its first individual state titles since 1994, and will have several chances to accomplish that goal, tomorrow night at the UW-Natatorium in Madison.

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Northern Edge beats Lakeland 3-2 to end regular season
Taylee Tucker scored a rebound goal with 4:29 remaining and the Northern Edge knocked off Lakeland 3-2 at the Rhinelander Ice Arena.

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Hodags finish 11th in state Nordic championships
Both the Hodag boys' and girls' squads placed 11th at the Wisconsin Nordic Ski League state championships, which wrapped up Sunday in Cable.

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Hodag bowling teams narrowly miss out on state
Both of the Rhinelander/Elcho high school club bowling squads were in position to qualify for the Wisconsin High School Bowling Club state tournament but fell just outside the cutline in the second round of the District 9 tournament.

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Rhinelander Men's Pool League to hold end of season meeting
The end-of-season meeting for the Rhinelander Men's Pool League will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Sammy Jr's.

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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'Grand' Zile: Kenedy Van Zile notches 1,000th career point
Kenedy Van Zile reached 1,000 points in her career Friday night. The Hodags' junior point guard finished with a game-high 24 points as Rhinelander defeated Medford 61-45 at Raider Hall.



Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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Hodag wrestlers send eight to sectionals
The Hodags held their own against the Wisconsin Valley Conference Saturday, sending eight of their 11 wrestlers to sectionals and placing fifth in an eight-team WIAA Division 1 regional at Merrill High School.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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Outdoors
The Lake Where You Live
Among the tiny creatures that float in our lakes, the Daphnia (water fleas) are arguably the most important. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 9, 2019
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Natural Resources Board hears information on deer crop damage permits
At last month's Natural Resources Board, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife damage specialist Brad Koele updated the board on the agriculture damage program. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 9, 2019
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GLIFWC looks at the bald eagle and climate change
As part of a vast assessment of 60 different species of animals and fish important to tribal members, the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) looked at the bald eagle, and its possible vulnerability to climate change. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 9, 2019
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UW-Trout Lake Station Artist in Residence open for 2019
The University of Wisconsin's Trout Lake Station in Boulder Junction has announced the opening of the 2019 application for its Artist in Residence Program. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 9, 2019
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Jacob Freide's natural reaction
The five mile stretch of Squirrel Hill Road leading to Minocqua Winter Park is a twisting, turning path through deep woods, past hidden lakes and ponds. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 2, 2019
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GLIFWC study shows black bears are less vulnerable to climate change
The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) recently assessed 60 species of fish and wildlife important to tribal members in an effort to determine how they may be impacted by a warming climate. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 2, 2019
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2019 bear numbers presented to the NRB
Scott Walter, the Department of Natural Resources' large carnivore specialist, came before the Natural Resources Board to request approval for 2019 bear harvest quota numbers brought forward from the bear advisory committee. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 2, 2019
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Education
Future business leaders get an early start at regionals
On Saturday, Feb. 2, Rhinelander High School FBLA/DECA members competed in Nekoosa for FBLA Regionals against approximately 600 members in the North/Central Wisconsin area. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 9, 2019
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NCES hosts Technology Showcase event
On Jan. 17, Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) invited families to learn how their children were using technology. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 9, 2019
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Attendance is important
School is important; for learning academics, for social-emotional development, for preparing the next group of leaders and multiple other wholesome reasons.(subscriber access)

Saturday, February 9, 2019
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RHS choir student Adam Bloom to participate in Vocal Arts Festival
Rhinelander High School choir student Adam Bloom is attending the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts 2019 annual Vocal Arts Festival Feb. 1-2 at UW-Milwaukee (UWM). (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 2, 2019
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New National Honor Society members
Thirteen Rhinelander students were inducted into the National Honor Society Jan. 27 at the Rhinelander High School tiered classroom. (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 2, 2019
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Hodag Connections expands the School District of Rhinelander's educational options
Are you looking for educational options or flexible scheduling? (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 2, 2019
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Nicolet Academic Success Centers open for spring semester
Nicolet College's eight Academic Success Centers are now open to provide free instruction for individuals preparing to attend college, build academic skills for the workplace, earn a GED or HSED, learn basic computer skills, or learn to speak English, the college announced in a press release. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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